Sunday, February 6, 2011
Larijani: US Does Not Want Freedom, Democracy for Egyptians
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday that the democracy the US speaks of is that "we saw in Egypt in the Tahrir square, the democracy of horses and camels and that of "baltagiya" (gangs) attacking the peaceful Muslim protestors.
Addressing a group of military commanders in Babolsar, Mazandaran province, Larijani pointed out that the gangs' attack on the Egyptian people in the Tahrir square, describing these acts as criminal. He added "such attacks come in context of "US Democracy" because it surely does not want true democracy and freedom to the Egyptian people."
Larijani said the Islamic Republic of Iran will remain to be proud as always, owing to the braveness and sacrifices of the martyrs which was also a boost to the Iranian people to stand in face of the US hegemony." He further assured that the dictatorships and tyrant regimes want to keep the people from seeing the truth and uncovering their (the regimes) realities.
Larijani further addressed the US government "You have antagonized the Iranian people for the past 32 years, but the Iranian people rejected all the threats and temptations and held tight onto the principles of the revolution, by that overcome all obstacles."
"I'd like to ask the US government whether or not they wanted to build a "democracy tower" in Iraq? Have you forgotten that you are bogged down in Afghanistan quagmire?" he questioned.
Note: if I posted this short news item about Larijani's position concerning the events in Egypt, it is because I consider Ali Larijani as one of the most interesting and possibly promising politicians in Iran. I think that it is a good idea to keep a close look on his statements because Larijani's political career is far from completed and that he might well play an important role in Iran's future.